Project profile — Scaling Her Voice on Air in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali and Senegal

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Scaling Her Voice on Air in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali and Senegal - Overview
Farm Radio International (CA-CRA_ACR-3118884808)
2018-03-23 - 2022-09-30
Country / region • Nigeria (0.90%)
• Malawi (0.90%)
• Burkina-Faso (28.10%)
• Uganda (0.90%)
• Ethiopia (0.90%)
• Kenya (0.90%)
• Senegal (28.10%)
• Ghana (10.00%)
• Tanzania (0.90%)
• Mali (28.10%)
• Africa, regional (0.30%)
Sector • Basic Health
Basic nutrition (12240) (18.20%)
• Basic Health
Health education (12261) (18.20%)
• Health
COVID-19 control (12264) (9.20%)
• Agriculture
Food crop production (31161) (27.20%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural extension (31166) (27.20%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (significant objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (principal objective)
Description and results


A fundamental rural development need in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali and Senegal is the lack of relevant, gender-responsive and timely information, communication and extension services for small-scale farmers (women, men and youth). To address this issue, Farm Radio International (FRI) aims to scale up interactive rural radio in 17 regions of Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal and Ghana, reaching 61 radio stations and engaging at least 70 stakeholder groups including farmer-based and women’s organizations. Project activities include: (1) providing relevant, timely and gender-responsive information on: effective, climate-smart agriculture; climate adaptation; gender-equality; and improved nutritional practices; (2) deepening knowledge exchanges between women, poor, and vulnerable small-scale farmers in rural areas to identify and address their respective needs using mobile tools; and (3) strengthening evidence-based decision at the community level and provide stakeholder groups with access to compiled outcome data on food-security, agriculture and gender-equality. It is expected that this project impacts up to 7.3 million small-scale farmers, including an estimated 2.3 million women small-scale farmers in the four targeted countries. Farm Radio International implements this project in partnership with FRI-Burkina Faso, FRI-Mali, FRI-Senegal, FRI-Ghana and CECI/Uniterra (Senegal).

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased use of interactive radio by radio stations and key stakeholders groups as a sustainable gender-responsive platform for quality information, communication and knowledge; (2) increased application of good agriculture and nutrition practices by small-scale women, men and youth farmers using interactive radio; and (3) increased application of gender transformative practices by rural men, women and youth using interactive radio in relation to family food security.

Results achieved

The results achieved as of March 2021 include: (1) 46 radio stations offer quality Interactive Radio (IR) services (out of 49), compared to a target of 61; (2) an average of 93% of 46 broadcasters and 94% of 353 stakeholders, compared to a target of 80%, consider the platforms to be sustainable and effective; (3) 49 radio stations (12 in Burkina Faso, 17 in Ghana, 14 in Mali and 6 in Senegal) provide quality IR services; (4) 92% of stakeholders believe that the role of IR platforms is important in facilitating the scaling up of improved and gender transformative practices; (5) 43 radio resources, including 22 related to gender equality for the fight and prevention of COVID-19, produced and distributed to 1000 radio stations in 41 countries of sub-Saharan Africa; (6) provision of emergency funds to radio stations in order to continue their work of fact-checking and dissemination of quality information on COVID-19 to 156 radio stations, 67 of which have a gender parity in their staff.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
09-06-2022 Disbursement $38,308
09-06-2022 Disbursement $48,550
31-03-2023 Disbursement $270,179
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Scaling Her Voice on Air in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali and Senegal - Related information
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Partner website — Farm Radio International
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